Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sunday Dinner - Lamb Burgers

Sunday is a special day and Sunday dinner is a wonderful time to reflect on the week that has past and the weekend that always seems to fly by.  It can be a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate, to enjoy delicious food and drink and to gently prepare for the week ahead.

This past Sunday as I have mentioned earlier we planned a wonderful dinner.  On the menu was Lamb Burgers with homemade ketchup, Japanese coleslaw and sweet potato fries.  It was simple fare but so delicious.

The ketchup was sweet with a hint of spice, the tomato taste was dark and sweet.  Lamb, I find is a sweeter meat so the sweet ketchup was wonderful addition.  We garnished our burgers with the usual array of burger toppings - creamy fontina cheese, crunchy sour pickles, sweet juicy tomatoes and a vast array of mustards.  All of this a top a soft whole wheat bun.  It was heaven! (And with the leftovers... Mondays lunch was delicious too!)

And if you liked the sound of dinner, you'd better read on about dessert! It was a rustic Apple Ginger Galette.  So simple to make and you know how the first piece of pie is the hardest to get out in one piece, no worries here! No pie plate either!  Sweet apples, lively ginger and a wonderfully buttery pastry.

That was dinner on Sunday and dinner on Monday was a little different, week night dinners are usually a little lighter but never any less gourmet! I am so sorry to tell you that I did not get any photos of Mondays dinner so you will have to be satisfied with me telling you about it.  So as I was starting to say... Mondays dinner was very so quick to make, here is how it went.
spaghetti (for 2)
shrimp (about 5-7 each) - cleaned with the tails on (I like to keep the tails on as they are a perfect little handle)
1 can of chickpeas - drained and rinsed
1 can of diced tomatoes with juice
1/4 red onion thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic - grated
a few sprigs of rosemary - minced
4 slices of prosciutto - chopped into 1" pieces
lemon zest & juice
salt & pepper

Step 1 - put a pot of salted water on to boil for your pasta, we had spaghetti but you could use any long shape pasta.
Step 2 - once the pasta goes into the pot, heat a pan with olive oil to start the shrimp.  Once the shrimp are starting to show colour add all the rest of the ingredients and heat through.  Drain the pasta and plate! It is that fast.  10 minutes from taking the ingredients out of the fridge to sitting at the table.

That's all for now, come back later for more food adventures!


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